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Old March 11, 2013   #16
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Now in 2013 we in the norwegian seed savers have even more information about "Tante Ci"
The aunt, likes to refer to this tomato as "Ansofs gule" (Ansofs yellow), because she got it from The well known norwegian botanist Ansof Wyller Christophersen.
The tomato has been described as very similar to the variety "Golden Queen" and some of us here in Norway are growing both to see if they are the same variety.
In Norway there are at least four (women) members of a Polish gardening forum, of whom I know one fairly well (she grows tomatoes in a greenhouse). I'll ask them if they are interested, and of course mention both names ("Tante Ci" and "Ansofs Gule").

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Old August 19, 2015   #17
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Now in 2013 we in the norwegian seed savers have even more information about "Tante Ci"
The aunt, likes to refer to this tomato as "Ansofs gule" (Ansofs yellow), because she got it from The well known norwegian botanist Ansof Wyller Christophersen.

The tomato has been described as very similar to the variety "Golden Queen" and some of us here in Norway are growing both to see if they are the same variety.
Hi Eirik. Did you ever find out if Tante Cis is the same as Golden Queen?

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Old August 19, 2015   #18
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Hi Eirik. Did you ever find out if Tante Cis is the same as Golden Queen?

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Steve, I just checked and Eirik was last here at Tville on July 27, 2014 so if you want to reach him maybe it's best to PM him, fingers crossed.

Golden Queen was released by the Livingston Seed Co in 1882

http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/Golden_Queen

So I'm not too sure about the story of sailers bringing varieties to Norway, especially Golden Queen.

http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/Golden_Queen

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Old August 19, 2015   #19
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Steve, I just checked and Eirik was last here at Tville on July 27, 2014 so if you want to reach him maybe it's best to PM him, fingers crossed.

Golden Queen was released by the Livingston Seed Co in 1882

http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/Golden_Queen

So I'm not too sure about the story of sailers bringing varieties to Norway, especially Golden Queen.

http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/Golden_Queen

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Thanks for that info., Carolyn. I've sent a PM.
And yes, sailors brought back varieties of all sorts of things, and not only undesirable things, so they might well have brought Golden Queen seeds. The story is that Tante Cis got the seeds from Ansof Wyller Christophersen, who had an extensive herb garden, and lived in Tvedestrand, a town on the Southeast coast.
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Steve.... I haven't looked through all the discussion threads I have found, but I wondered if you had seen this link.

http://www.edimentals.com/blog/wp-co...ist_070215.pdf

Third from the bottom is the offering of this person tomato seed of Tante Cis. They had 11 offerings.

I don't know who it is, but looks like it might be an offering from the NARGS site of folks.

https://www.nargs.org/seed-exchange

You can look at the past lists and it looks like folks list for this year starts Dec 15th.

I don't have time to hunt through the past lists , but maybe you can and find them and a way to contact them, or see about joing this years offerings in hopes of somebody else having the Tante Cis seeds.
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Thanks for the tip, Starlight. I found out I can get seeds for the Norwegian varieties from the Scandinavian seed bank, NordGen. They'll be available again (only to people living in Scandinavia) from March 1, 2016. I've posted more info. on the varieties from Norway, including Tante Cis (correct name), on the thread "Origin of Imur Prior Beta and Sterling Old Norway", if you're interested.

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Steve... Glad you were able to find some and if things happen and you don't at least you know NARGS is there. I have gotten all kinds of seed from NARgs from folks around the world and if you get a chance you should check it out, as you may just find other Norwegian varieties of tomatoes and other veggies available.

Yes, I been reading and following along on the Imur Prior Beta and Sterling Old Norway thread. Very interesting for sure. Learning new things. : )
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